PrevNext 37. Valerie Wilson Travel Share 1 -- Company sales: $345 millionEmployees: 315 full-time employees and hosted agentsPrevious ranking: 33475 Park Ave. S., 34th FloorNew York, NY 10016T (212) 532-3400 www.valeriewilsontravel.comExecutivesCHAIRMAN/CEO/CO-OWNER: Valerie Ann WilsonCO-PRESIDENT/CO-OWNER: Jennifer Wilson-ButtigiegCO-PRESIDENT/CO-OWNER: Kimberly Wilson WettyCFO: Brian J. Buttigieg 2016 DevelopmentsRestructured management team and promoted its first non-family member to a vice president title (Jessica Cook). Also hired an executive director of corporate and a director of corporate account management. Launched VWT Academy, a two-day event that brought together industry leaders with 150 advisers from the company's offices.Held 35th anniversary gala, a 600-person event in New York.Launched VWT Giving Tree, charitable entity. Introduced Peach Awards, recognizing 10 employees and individuals.Redesigned and branded logo and launched a new tagline: The Future Is Rooted in the Past.Continued to grow Suite Access program, now with over 200 hotels in 100 countries and generating more than $4.5 million in revenues.Launched a white-label digital itinerary platform with AXUS and continued to leverage reseller license with Concur.Company FactsPrivately owned and family managed travel consulting firm with four business units: corporate travel; leisure travel; meetings and celebrations travel; and travel fulfillment services. $210 million in sales from hosted agents.ARC sales of $118 million.Specialists in international travel, which represents 68% of airline sales. Host associates, ICs and affiliates from 15 office locations or home-based agents in addition to growing our own "house" clientele ("owned" by full-time employees).52% of sales from business, 46% leisure, 2% other.Member of Virtuoso.Privately held; owned by Valerie Ann Wilson, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Kimberly Wilson Wetty, and Brian Buttigieg.Looking AheadFocus on growth in all business units, estimating growth of 3% to 5% across the boardConsidering ideas for strategic expansion outside core business units.Will launch a training program for associates and advisers new to the industry.Preparing to move to new headquarters location in Manhattan.